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What happend on February 28th 2006

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'Pompeii of the East' discovered

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 0:59
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

An expedition to the site of the largest volcanic eruption in modern times has uncovered a lost kingdom on a remote Indonesian island.
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Turkish talks on Iraqi violence

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 1:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

The Iraqi and Turkish prime ministers are to meet in Ankara to discuss Iraq's escalation of violence.
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Iraq makes terror 'more likely'

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 2:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A global poll for the BBC suggests people believe the Iraq war has increased the likelihood of terrorist attacks.
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Australia mulls car smoking ban

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 4:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A parliamentary inquiry in the Australian state of New South Wales is to consider a ban on smoking in cars.
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Thai protesters issue ultimatum

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 6:00
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Leaders of a campaign to oust Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinwatra demand that he resigns by Sunday.
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Indian budget pushes for growth

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 6:54
related countries: India India

Presenting the annual budget India's finance minister says India will aim for an annual growth rate of 10%.
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Filipino legislators evade arrest

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 7:10
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Five leftist legislators wanted over an alleged coup attempt in the Philippines take refuge in Congress.
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Army hopeful of Nigeria releases

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 9:48
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's military says non-stop negotiations will secure the release of kidnapped foreign oil workers.
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Niger shuns 'bird flu' chickens

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 10:03
related countries: Niger Niger

A day after deadly bird flu was confirmed in Niger, there are hardly any chickens on sale in the capital's markets.
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US 'settles 9/11 detainee's suit'

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 10:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

The US government agrees to settle a lawsuit brought by an Egyptian arrested after the 9/11 attacks, reports say.
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US Coast Guard warned about ports

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 11:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab, Senate

The US Coast Guard aired security concerns over an Arab firm trying to take over six key ports, the Senate hears.
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Museveni rival challenges results

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 11:31
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The defeated candidate in Uganda's presidential elections says he will challenge the official results in court.
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Iraq attack kills two UK soldiers

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 11:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers are killed and another is injured by a roadside bomb while on patrol in southern Iraq.
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Intel to invest $300m in Vietnam

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 11:50
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, United States United States

US computer chip giant Intel says it plans to build a $300m assembly plant in Vietnam.
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Cricket: Dravid wary of England

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 12:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

India captain Rahul Dravid says absences will not make England any easier to beat in the first Test.
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Moscow synagogue suspect on trial

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 12:28
related countries: Russia Russia

A man held after an attack on Jewish worshippers goes on trial accused of attempted murder.
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China warns Taiwan of 'disaster'

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 12:48
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

China warns Taiwan that its decision to scrap a council on reunification with the mainland may bring disaster.
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Iran forges ahead with enrichment

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 12:59
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The UN says Iran has begun using nuclear enrichment machines and is failing to co-operate with inspectors.
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UN chief hails new French air tax

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 13:04
related countries: France France

United Nations chief Kofi Annan shows his support for French plans for a new air tax to boost aid for the poor.
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Football: Madrid president resigns

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 13:12
related countries: Spain Spain

David Beckham admits the resignation of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has put his Bernabeu future in doubt.
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'Many dead' in India rebel attack

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 13:20
related countries: India India

At least 25 people are killed after Maoists blow up two trucks carrying civilians in central India, police say.
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Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 13:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda's only air link to Europe is cut off following a row between the government and the SN Brussels airline.
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Polish Church investigates spies

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 14:49
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's Catholic Church launches a fresh inquiry to identify communist-era church spies.
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Death for 21 Bangladesh 'bombers'

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 15:03
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A court in Bangladesh sentences 21 people to death in connection with a wave of bombings last August.
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Fresh unrest in Kabul prison riot

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 15:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Fighting resumes at Afghanistan's main prison, after talks with rioting inmates appear to break down.
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Saudi most wanted killed in raid

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 16:07
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Riyadh

Three of the five suspected militants killed in Riyadh were on Saudi Arabia's most wanted list, officials say.
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Somalis pushed into sea and drown

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 16:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Yemen Yemen

More than 30 passengers drown after being forced into the water off the Yemeni coast from a Somali boat, the UN says.
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German cat gets deadly bird flu

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 16:16
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A domestic cat in Germany becomes Western Europe's first mammal to die of the H5N1 bird flu strain.
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Southern Iran hit by strong quake

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 16:18
related countries: Iran Iran

A powerful earthquake, registering 5.6, hits south-eastern Iran.
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Arab party avoids Israel poll ban

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 17:33
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli Arab party narrowly avoids disqualification from next month's Israeli parliamentary vote.
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S Africa's power cuts 'political'

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 17:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Power cuts which have caused havoc are the result of sabotage to influence South Africa's local polls, a minister says.
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Indian budget pushes for growth

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 18:13
related countries: India India

India's finance minister presents his budget, saying his country's economy will push for annual growth of 10%.
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Imprisoned Britons returning home

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 21:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Three Britons convicted in Egypt of being members of a banned group will soon be reunited with their families.
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Iraq bombs claim dozens of lives

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 22:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

An attack near a Baghdad Shia mosque kills at least 23 people hours after four other blasts claim 35 lives.
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Honduras in healthcare emergency

Tuesday 28th of February 2006, 23:02
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Honduras declares a state of emergency in its healthcare system over a shortage of drugs.
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